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Houston Co. authorities: Nobody hurt in emergency landing

HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Authorities in Houston County say an incident involving a plane near Grapeland was simply an emergency landing piloted by a nearby landowner.

According to Mary Jordan with the sheriff's office, the pilot took an emergency landing on FM 227 on Thursday and left the plane there.

However, the emergency beacon alerted on the plane and crews responded to it as a crash Friday afternoon. Jordan said the Grapeland fire chief was actually aware of the landing and alerted authorities that it was not an emergency situation.

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